5486.000 Nesaea Comm. ex Juss.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs. Stems usually 4-angled. Leaves opposite, decussate, rarely in whorls of 3 or alternate, entire. Inflorescence of lax or dense axillary cymes, sometimes capitate and enveloped by large bracteoles or flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual, 4-8-merous, with bracteoles which are very variable in size. Calyx tube 8-16-ribbed; appendages 0 or present. Petals 0-8. Stamens 4-23. Ovary 2-5-locular. Capsule opening by an apical operculum, the lower part subsepticidal or dehiscing irregularly.

Worldwide: 56 species from tropical and South Africa; also southern India, Sri Lanka, Australia and South America

Zimbabwe: 15 taxa.

Nesaea heptamera

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aspera (Guill. & Perr.) KoehneW,C,S
cordata HiernN,W,C,S
crassicaulis (Guill. & Perr.) KoehneWImage
dinteri Koehne subsp. elata A. Fern.N,W,C
drummondii A. Fern.N,W,C
erecta Guill. & Perr.W,C,SImage
heptamera HiernN,W,C,EDescription, Image
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. ondongana N,W,S
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. beiriana A. Fern.W,S
ondongana Koehne subsp. orientalis A. Fern.E
passerinoides (Welw. ex Hiern) KoehneN,W,C,S
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. radicans N,W,C,E
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. floribunda (Sond.) A. Fern.W,C,E,S
rigidula (Sond.) KoehneWDescription, Image
schinzii KoehneW,E,S

Other sources of information about Nesaea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Nesaea
Flora of Caprivi: Nesaea
Flora of Mozambique: Nesaea
Flora of Zambia: Nesaea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Nesaea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nesaea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Nesaea
Wikipedia: Nesaea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nesaea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nesaea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Nesaea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1005, retrieved 7 October 2022

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